Award-Winners Announcement / Reports from the 2013 Guiness Cork Jazz Festival

Marching Band in Oliver Plunkett Street
2013 Guiness Cork Jazz Festival
Photo Credit: Melody Maclaren

Melody McLaren is over in 'the real capital', Cork, Ireland, reporting and photographing for us at the 2013 Guiness Cork Jazz Festival.

The Festival has just announced its 2013  Award-Winners:

- Guinness Jazz Legend Award - Billy Cobham

- Guinness Jazz Personality of the Festival: Rene Marie -

(Melody writes: "She was performing in The Everyman, opening for Courtney Pine - an absolutely sizzling set, terrific interplay with altoist Perico Sambeat and other ensemble members as well as the audience in her tribute to Eartha Kitt with songs from her new CD, I Want to Be Evil."

Picture here:

Rene Marie. Guiness Cork Jazz Festival 2013
Photo credit: MelodyMcLaren

- Guinness Rising Star Award: Edmar Castañeda

- The Jazz in Europe Award goes to Bugge Wesseltoft.

Perico Sambeat, Alex Davis

Melody writes: "Altoist Perico Sambeat and young British bass talent Alex Davis together in quartet (with Albert Sanz (piano) and Stephen Keogh (drums) at the Triskel Christchurch Theatre."

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